The prosecution filed an opposition Thursday to former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia, II request to postpone the date he surrenders to go to prison.
Correia requested earlier in the week that the Court continue his surrender date for 30 days, to January 3, 2022.
Correia asked for the extension to continue providing assistance to his family’s restaurant through the busy holiday season.
In the Government’s objection, they stated that “to date, Correia has not paid back any of his defrauded investors and friends. To date, Correia has not paid back any of the taxes that he still owes. And to date, Correia has not paid back any of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash bribes that he grabbed from marijuana businesses all those years. Instead of repaying any of his debts, Correia asks to remain at liberty to provide what he calls “critical assistance to his family’s small business through the busy holiday season,” but what the Fall River press has more accurately described as “very likely the most expensive restaurant in Fall River.” Unsurprisingly, the only person Correia is prepared to pay is himself.”
Correia’s motion for continued release during his appeal remains pending.